• Product Spotlight: Star Trac BoxMaster (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff March 2015

    Star Trac's education market manager John Brey explains why the BoxMaster® is the new form of boxing style conditioning that will wow clients in any facility. Shot at the University of Missouri's Student Recreation Complex, this video shows how the BoxMaster® is being utilized to engage people of all ages and abilities in group exercise classes.

  • Blog: The Buzz from IHRSA 2015

    by Stuart Goldman March 2015

    There was a lot of buzz in the room during Bill McBride’s session last Wednesday at the IHRSA show in Los Angeles.

    True, attendees were interested in what McBride had to say about “Progressive Opportunities in the Health and Fitness Industry.” But what literally created the buzz was the noise from the headsets worn by international attendees. A row of glassed-in interpreters sat in the back of the room to deliver McBride’s session in Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Russian.

  • Country Club Approach Pays Big for Life Time Fitness

    by KAVITA KUMAR; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) March 2015

    Twenty years ago, Bahram Akradi decided that working out should be more like going to a country club than to a dingy, sweat-soaked gym.

  • NY Sports Club Employees File Class-Action Lawsuit

    by Julia Marsh February 2015

    It's all pain, no gain for employees at Manhattan's largest gym chain, according to a new class-action lawsuit.

  • High-Altitude Training Masks Enter the Fitness Center

    by Erin Negley February 2015

    It's tough to miss Jim and Lori Husser at the gym. He's the one wearing what he calls a Darth Vader mask. She sports a hot-pink mask decorated with flowers. They attract attention and sometimes questions.

  • School District Employs Heart Rate Monitors in Phys. Ed.

    by Stacey Becker February 2015

    Middle and high school students in the Dubuque Community School District wear assigned straps with a H7 heart-rate sensor around their chest every gym class.

  • Anytime Fitness Location's Operating Hours Scrutinized

    by Ted Strong, Richmond Times Dispatch February 2015

    A 24-hour gym in western Henrico County might ultimately have to close after it was inadvertently outed as breaking zoning rules in front of the county’s Board of Supervisors.

  • Sports, Fitness Expo Raises Money for Abilene Youths

    by Brandon McAuliffe February 2015

    Contests including a quarterback skills competition and a long-drive golf challenge — and booths where people could try their hands at fast pitch, soccer and basketball — were some of the activities attendees at the annual West Texas Sports and Fitness Expo could enjoy.

  • Rec Center's 'Women on Weights' Targets Phobias

    by James Thomas Jr., Correspondent February 2015

    Women are throwing their weights around at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. This show of force, however, might be well worth the effort.

  • Milwaukee Y Emerges from Bankruptcy Leaner

    by ANNYSA JOHNSON, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel February 2015

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley approved the YMCA's reorganization plan Friday, rejecting a last-minute bid by members of the South Shore YMCA to delay the plan while they tried to find a buyer that would keep their Cudahy branch open.